15 year veteran of the state
Behavioral Health Counselor (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – January 31, 2019
This employer has been plagued with poor management, and a lack of accountability at administrative levels. The employer has a history of illegal and unethical practices with regards to the individuals they serve (see Department of Justice lawsuit, 2007 - 2009). This employer also has a reputation for racially biased employment practices, along with cronyism, and personal favoritism, that virtually ignores job qualifications to actually do the job for which many prospective employees apply. This employer has a history of covering up its mistakes, and threatening the jobs of those employees who come forward to report (see Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, circa 2006 - 2009).
I worked for Corrections first, then transferred to the hospital system in 2005. At times, the job was good, with good mangers and and a work culture of helping others. This changed over the years, became better after the DOJ lawsuit, then took a turn for the worse in the years that followed. I hoped things would improve, and my passion for helping my community is why I stayed so long. However, even that passion was no longer enough. I was not afraid to stand up and speak out for what was right by our patients and employees; but my standing up was not only ignored, but punished.
I recommend to any prospective employee to look elsewhere. Do not work for this employer, unless you have a clear and actionable plan to get the heck out of there when you need to!